Conservation Corps New Mexico

Individual. Community. Environment.

INDIVIDUAL. COMMUNITY. ENVIRONMENT. Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.

​Las Cruces is located in southern New Mexico on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Organ Mountains are a prominent feature, and there is plenty of hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking!

About Conservation Corps New Mexico

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation!

Want the chance to work outdoors, gain skills in natural resources and conservation, and explore the southwest? CCNM has positions for you! 

CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in New Mexico, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications, and many others. The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Las Cruces, NM. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM.

The Employee Experience

Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in a Conservation Corps New Mexico Program. You’ll learn, but it will probably take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and our communities, and giving something back. We’re glad you’re interested in joining us!

Ideal Candidate

We look for people who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves and take on new challenges! Our positions are open to applicants of all experience levels, we just look for candidates who are flexible, adaptable and willing to learn!

Room and Board

During the work week corpsmembers camp with their crew close to the work site. CCNM does not provide housing during off-days, but there is lots of free camping outside of Las Cruces.

Employee Perks

  • $285 Weekly Living Stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education award at the end of your term of service
  • Meals provided while out on projects
  • Wilderness First Aid training is provided for most members
  • Additional training provided depending on the project work, can include: dry stone masonry, trail building, crosscut training, chainsaw training, etc.
  • Pro deals for outdoor products
  • Up to 6 days-off at a time to explore the Southwest!

Getting Here and Getting Around

A personal vehicle is not required, but can be useful to take advantage of your days off! 

CCNM provides transportation to and from the work site. 

Las Cruces has a variety of public transportation options. 

For Fun

Hiking, biking, rock climbing and more! Las Cruces is surrounded by lots of great outdoor spaces and trails. Just a short drive from White Sands National Monument, and not too far from Roswell, NM or Carlsbad Caverns, there is lots to explore in Southern New Mexico! 

How to Apply

Click APPLY HERE and complete our on-line application

Contact Conservation Corps New Mexico